We get asked daily about the relationship between healthy hair and personal diets. Hair needs proper nutrition to grow and thrive. If you want to improve your hair’s health, make sure your diet includes foods which nourish your hair with the following:
Folic acid, which can be found in soybean and wheat and helps avert hair thinning.
Vitamin A, found in spinach and dairy products and promotes a healthy scalp. If the scalp is dry, inflamed or exposed to less-than ideal conditions, growth can be hindered.
Vitamin B, which is found in red meat and green leafy vegetables. This is key for healthy hair growth.
Biotin, which is part of the B-complex, makes the follicle have more elastic properties and prevents hair breakage. It can be found in oats, brown rice, beans and fish.
Vitamin C, including citrus fruits in adequate levels are linked to healthier hair. It helps support healthy keratin.
And don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water!
William D. Yates, M.D., A.B.H.R.S., F.A.C.S. – Ziering Medical Chicago